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L380 Yoga Upgrade Options

Q: L380 Yoga Upgrade Options

I am looking to possibly upgrade the SSD and RAM in my L380 Yoga. Normally I would upgrade it myself but I have read the manual and do not have a lot of experience with opening laptops (since they started using clips instead of screws). Is this a service Lenovo offers or do I need to try to find someone local with experience on laptops like these? Does anyone who has opened one have any tips should I try it on my own?

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Hi all,Recently, one of my friends bought a ThinkPad L380 laptop. I would say the internal speaker has improved. The bass goes deeper and treble is more extended compared to the older model
To tweak the sound:1. Right-click the photo below, save as Desktop. You may try both to see which EQ you prefer.

 
2. Go to Start > All Apps (All Programs) > Dolby > Dolby Audio.
 
3. Drag it onto the Dolby Atmos application.Do take note that if you were to connect your external speaker/headphone to the headphone jack, change the EQ to others, or off. As this EQ preset is only optimized for L380, L380 Yoga, S2 and S2 Yoga Speakers, not optimized for your external speaker/headphone.Hope you enjoy this tweaks!
Peter
ThinkPad X40 | ThinkPad W520 | ThinkPad T560 | ThinkCentre E73 SFF | Yoga 11s | Yoga 3 Pro | Yoga 900 | Yoga Home 900 | Yoga Tablet 2 Pro | Miix 2 10" | IdeaPad Y460p | IdeaPad K1 | 3000 Y300 | Vibe K5 Plus
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I have a S3 Yoga 14 with i5-4210U Haswell CPU & GeForce 840M (Model# 20DM000VUS). I've searched and searched for any solution to upgrade the memory to 16GB, but seems only the Broadwell version can...so I'm stuck with 8GB.  I already upgraded to a 1TB Evo 850 SSD which did boost overall speed a lot, but running out of memory all the time is driving me nuts. So my question is, is it possible to swap out the whole motherboard to a i5-5200U Broadwell version without any HW/SW conflict issues so I could upgrade to 16GB?  Or can you only swap for the exact same MB?  It'd be a lot cheaper than buying a whole new Yoga w/dedicated graphics such as the P40 and way less hassle as long as I wouldn't need to reinstall Windows and everything. Thanks!

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Hello,  I was wondering if anyone has upgraded the SSD in the Yoga 920 to something other than a PM961. Are any SSDs compatible? The Hardware Maintence Manual mentions the Samsung PM961 in a variety of capacities (256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB). But I am interested in upgrading to something like a Samsung 960/970 EVO/PRO. Thanks!

A:Yoga 920 SSD Upgrade Options

Read this post for information (this is not your machine type).https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Gaming-Laptops/Should-I-update-my-BIOS-on-my-Lenovo-Ideapad-Y700-15ISK/... Your storage:Storage M.2 SSD / PCIe 3.0 x 4 Reference:http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/Lenovo%20Tablets%20_%20Convertibles/Yoga%20920%20(14_)/Yoga_...

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Hello all,For quite a while now, I've been looking to upgrade my SSD in my X1 Yoga.  As you may know, the X1 Yoga was available with either a SATA-based SSD or a PCIe-based SSD (NVMe).  Unfortunately, information about compatibility isn't easy to come by.  In fact, I never found a concrete answer to the question I have been asking all along:  Can an X1 Yoga (i5-6200U model) ordered with a SATA-based SSD be upgraded to an NVMe drive?  I found a lot of 'No' answers online, but with no proof of that actually being the case.  The only cases I found of people upgrading their SSDs were folks with the i7 system boards.  A few people have mentioned that Lenovo's official answer (when they asked) about the matter is that when you order it with a SATA SSD, you cannot upgrade to an NVMe drive.   I didn't want to believe that they'd have a different part number for an i5-6200U board w/ 8 GB RAM for an SATA-based system versus an NVMe system.  The slot physically accepts an M-keyed NVMe drive, despite the SSD in there being a B+M keyed drive.  The BIOS also has a boot option for an NVMe drive.   So, I took the plunge (and risk) and bought an NVMe drive, and am very pleased to report that it works just fine!  There was no drama.  The only thing I had to do was to change the boot option to boot from the NVMe disk instead of the built-in SATA one.   I can't speak for the newer models, but mine (20FQ, i5... Read more

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Hello Community.I'm having YOGA-500-14IBD model 80N400N7UA and I wonder if there is any option to upgrade wifi module to one with AC dual band support?I will appriciate for the list of compatibl wifi modules with product number, if any.With best regardsIvan

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Hi guys,what are my options for upgrading the existing wifi card in my wife's Yoga 520-14IKB (type 81C8)? The current one is a Intel AC 3165 (not bad per se) but i've installed a 160Mhz router and wouldn't mind tunning her Yoga to it (like i did with my Legion which was upgraded to a Intel 9560 from the crappy Realtek it had in it). So here comes my dilemma and as far as i've found i can only go a few routes, though i don't know which one is compatible:1. Intel AC 9260 - my most likely candidate given its 160Mhz compatibility2. Intel AC 8265 - 2nd best but limited to 80Mhz (though still an upgrade over the existing one)3. Intel AC 9560 - have no clue if this will work with the Yoga (works flawlessly with the Legion even though it's not speciffically mentioned in the official compatibility list)I'm leaning towards the 9260 (though wouldn't mind the 9560 if anyone can confirm if it will work) but my confusion comes from 2 pieces of official info i get for this model (as seen attached)a) the Hardware Maintainance manual for this model in its Parts list mentions the 8265 as compatibleb) the Parts (Substitutes) on the Support interface for this model (and based on it's SN) doesn't mention those 2 but mentions other (Intel 9462 and others)So, to cut it short: will a Intel AC 9260 be compatible with this Yoga? or would a 9560 be? Thank you, MikeFrom the Parts annex in the Hardware Maintenance Manual From the Parts on the Support page interface ... Read more

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Hi,I'm interested in the L380 Yoga. I see from the datasheet that NFC is optional but none of the current models on the UK site have it or allow you to add it when cutomizing. Will this come later?Thanks

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I just bought this laptop and I must say it is really not what i expected..So many faulty small issues. For instance, microsoft powerpoint and word does not always work when using in tablet mode, but switching it back to laptop mode and then back to tablet mode it works again.. I just wanted to close a ppt file but this machine couldn't even do that. Will never ever ever ever buy a lenovo again. absolute **bleep** company with an absolute rubbish website. I even had to google how i could post a message or just ask a question..  for anyone looking at this particular model, don't buy it. The screen flickers, settings are not saved that are supposed to be saved. things like ticking the 'show pen battery' on, doesn't even work all the time.. Who even designed and made these **bleep** laptops.. I thought thinkpads would be great but they are absolutely not worth your money

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Hi there, I have an L380 Yoga with 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD. I was wondering if I could upgrade only the RAM to 32 GB by plugging in a RAM card to the other available RAM slot. Would I also need to upgrade the SSD? One more thing, if I am going to upgrade the RAM, does it need to be of the same brand? Would it make a difference, if I use a different brand? Thanks in advance. 

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Hey all. I'm sorry if this is a duplicate post for this forum. Is there a way to keep the keyboard backlight on the L380Y from turning off on its own? I have to turn it back on after a period of inactivity, and I would rather just leave it on (at the very least while plugged in to power). Is there a way to do this? Thanks!Michael 

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Anyone know where to purchase a screen assembly for the l380 yoga fru number 02DA313 ecompass and lenovo parts do not have..nothing i see online has any stock eitherThanksdave

A:L380 yoga screen assembly

Hi daveatwce,
 
Greetings.
 
You can try to check Lenovo Parts sales here as it shows:
 
ASSY TOUCH LCD MODULE LG LAIBA
SKU:  02DA313
Unit Of Measure:  Each

Price ?389,98
Availability:Available
 
Likewise Lenovo medion may also have it before checking on other third party screen resellers online when using the part number to search. Other substitute parts 02DA316, 02DA314, 02DL916.
 
I hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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Hello, I'd like to upgrade memory capacity. it is now have 8gb and I want to buy another 8gb. For that:1. I need to know if the ram installed in this laptop is dual rank or single rank.2. and more important, does it matter in this case? I have Lenovo Yoga L380. model 20870001JIV.The RAM model is 01AG711.  thanks in advance

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Dear community,  I am thinking about getting a Thinkpad L380 Yoga since I need a more portable device than my T570. I did some research and found some issues I would like to ask real users of the notebook about. It would be great if some of you may take some time to answer my questions.  Display:  My T570 got a non-glaring screen, so usually the brightness is set to the lowest (or second lowest) value. Is this also possible with the L380 or is a higher brightness necessary under normal indoor conditions? Durability:  One reviewer stated that the build quality of the L380 is not on par with other Thinkpads. Is that true? Have you experienced damages caused by daily use? Active Pen Most reviews only mentioned very basic information on the Active Pen. As I am going to use it very often, I would like to know if there are some issues with it like jitters? If there is anything else you dislike about the L380 it would be great to know. Thanks in advance for your answers! 

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I have just received 3 days ago my Thinkpad L380 Yoga and the display blinks regularly since out of the box. It goes blank for half a second, is quite anoying being a brand new product. Is this an anomaly (defect) or something in all units to be fixed by LENOVO? Just to know if ask for a replacement or just wait for a BIOS update.

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Brand new l380, after the latest software update we can no longer login to the computer. It does not accept the pin or the fingerprint, we get the "incorrect password" message and the fingerprint scanner seems to be disabled. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!  

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Brand new l380, after the latest software update we can no longer login to the computer. It does not accept the pin or the fingerprint, we get the "incorrect password" message and the fingerprint scanner seems to be disabled. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!  

A:L380 yoga login issues

First thing to try is skipping the fingerprint and PIN logins and use the credentials for your Microsoft account. That should get you in, then you can reset the fingerprint and PIN Windows Hello functions. 

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Hello, the built in microphone of my brand new Yoga L380 is not working. I run the diagnostics and everything seems fine. Moreover I tried with an external PnP usb microphone and even if it was recognized it didn't work so I think that an hardware failure could be excluded. Do you have any guess for a possible solution? Thanks Giuseppe 

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Hello, the built in microphone of my brand new Yoga L380 is not working. I run the diagnostics and everything seems fine. Moreover I tried with an external PnP usb microphone and even if it was recognized it didn't work so I think that an hardware failure could be excluded. Do you have any guess for a possible solution? Thanks Giuseppe 

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Hello Lenovo & community, I wanted to petition for the L380 Yoga to please be accepted into the LVFS[1], so that GNU/Linux users can upgrade device firmware using their OS distribution of choice. I can see Lenovo has already embraced the LVFS project, having submitted firmware for many dozens of Think products; even very similar models to the L380 Yoga are supported[2]! Thank you very much for this gesture. Please consider also enabling this machine for use with the service, to be able to upgrade things like hardware initialization + BIOS/UEFI, Wacom touch firmware, IR camera firmware, and the ThinkPad USB-C dock firmware, etc. I can see the NVMe SSD that comes with the L380 Yoga is already supported! Once again, thank you for your efforts, and for contributing to the libre and open-source community. Kind regards,Jean [1] https://fwupd.org[2] https://fwupd.org/lvfs/devicelist

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The clock speed throttles to 0.4ghz while charging. Tried everything. XTU, Bios settings, vantages. It still throttles. Pretty sure it needs a BIOS update to fix the problem. 

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Anyone know where to purchase a screen assembly for the l380 yoga fru number 02DA313 ecompass and lenovo parts do not have..nothing i see online has any stock eitherThanksdave

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Hello, A few weeks ago I had issues with my ThinkPad and, under warranty, was exchanged for a new ThinkPad L380 Yoga (honestly, I miss my last ThinkPad). My main problem with the L380 Yoga is the Pen Pro. I am a student and use Microsoft Word and OneNote daily, I never had any problems with the pen on my last laptop. However, the bottom (eraser) button on the side of the pen does not work consistently. It'll work for a short period of time until it stops randomly; the only way to fix this is to completely restart my computer. This is very inconvenient for me as I am rarely in a position where I can afford to lose a few minutes restarting my computer that often. The top (lasso) button on the side works perfectly fine and never has any issues. I tried switching the functionalities and the eraser worked on the top, but then the lasso stopped working with the bottom button. Has anyone else had a problem with this/know a solution? I want to get this figured out before my warranty expires. Every forum I have looked at online claims that Lenovo knows about this problem but is failing to come up with a solution to help customers. I've invested way too much money in laptops from this company to have such a hard time finding a solution to such a seemingly fixable problem! Thanks,Frustrated Customer

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Guten Morgen, ich habe mir vor ca. einem Monat ein Lenovo L380 Yoga gekauft.Schon seit dem Anfang habe ich verschiedene Probleme. Zum Beispiel ist die Maus nach dem Starten verschwunden und ich kann das Convertible nur über Touch verwenden. Nach einem Neustart ist das Problem meistens wieder behoben. Ein weiteres Problem tritt bei Stifteingaben auf. Wenn etwas in OneNote / Word / PDF Annontater oder sonstigen Programmen geschrieben wird (Handschriftlich), geht ab und zu die Radier-Funktion nicht. Zudem funktioniert auch der Fingerabdruck-Scanner nur sporadisch.Was ich bisher verrsucht habe:- Treiber für die entsprechenden Funktionen deinstalliert und eine Neuinstallation durchgeführt- Laut dem Programm Lenovo Vantage sind alles Komponenten in Ordnung. Es wäre sehr hilfreich, wenn mir jemand mit dem beschriebenen Porblem helfen könnte. Gruß

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I am just wondering which model of trackpoint cap the Thinkpad L380 Yoga uses, is it the Trackpoint caps, the super low profile trackpoint cap, or the Ultra low profile trackpoint cap set. Trackpoint caps - https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/accessories-and-monitors/keyboards-and-mice/trackpoint-caps/CAP-Thinkpa...Super low - https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/accessories-and-monitors/keyboards-and-mice/trackpoint-caps/ACCKIT-BO-T...Ultra low - https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/accessories-and-monitors/keyboards-and-mice/trackpoint-caps/ACCKIT-BO-T...

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9 out of 10 times (maybe more) the fingerprint scan DOES NOT WORK. WIth the added bonus that Windows 10 does not allow to supress user login, so annoying PIN comes mandatory. Im very dissapointed but mostly strangled since my mobile phone, motog (lenovo) 2016 mid-low range of 1/10 price of PC, recognizes my fingerprints almost ALWAYS. the only way to improve the issue on the lenovo PC is to re-scan the finger(s),which last maybe couple of days. why on earth a 1KE PC needs re-scan every two days while a 100E mobile can last adjusted for a year? only lenovo engineers know

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Hi, I have one Lenovo L380 Yoga laptop, and want to connect Ethernet LAN cable with it. I have Ethernet adapter which is from Ethernet to USB 3.0.  I have tried to connect but LAN is not connecting with that adapter. Please help, or provide comments to fix this issue

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Hey! Does anyone has any idea where I can buy a new Pen for the ThinkPad L380 Yoga? Most of the Pens available are made for a diffrent model and are therefore too long to fit in the pen silo of my TP L380 Yoga. The Pen that it came with it is ~123mmThe Pens available on the internet are 219mm (so they would stick out the silo and probably break) Also: is there a way to change the mine or do I have to buy a new Pen everytime? Kind regardsQ  

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Good morning! I'm asking this on behalf of a friend.  Is there a way to determine which audio chipset is installed in the L380?  I do see the codec listed in the platform specifications if it can be determined from that. We are trying to locate the latest drivers from RealTek in an attempt to get the "Stereo Mix" recording source back that Windows 10 has removed.   Thanks! - Nathan

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I cannot find anywhere any information on memory compatibility of new laptops, such as the L380 yoga.Will 2133mhz ddr4 sticks work without a problem?Is there any RAM compatibility data I can find?

A:L380 Yoga 2133mhz RAM compatibility

According to psref.
 
http://psref.lenovo.com/Product/Think_Tablets_and_Convertibles/ThinkPad_L380_Yoga
 

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Hi, I have a L380 Yoga 20M7-001BMH with Windows 10 and all updates installed.Whenever the laptop is charging and the CPU temperature reaches around 70°C, the cpu frequency get throttled to 0.39Ghz, however this behavior is not present while unplugged.The only solution to circumvent the throrttle is unplugging the laptop or disabling PROCHOT with ThrottleStop. This seems to be a common issue, as reported in the following threads, among others:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-L-R-and-SL-series/L380-Yoga-need-fix-for-CPU-throttle-while-ch...https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Poor-CPU-performance-while-charging-T460...https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/After-connecting-the-power-adapter-the-...

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I've just purchased the L380 Yoga Thinkpad. Happy so far but noticed that it has 2 USB-C ports. One is labelled as the charging port, but right beside that is a second USB-C port. If I was ever to accidentally plug the provided 65W USB-C charger into the wrong USB-C port, would that damage the computer or just not charge it...?

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We're trying to deploy a Lenovo L380 Yoga (docking connected over USB) with SCCM/MDT.The reason for the docking is because this laptop doesn't have an onboard NIC. The driver package has been loaded into SCCM and we're able to launch LiteTouch.https://support.lenovo.com/us/nl/downloads/ds502364But once LiteTouch is launched, the lights on the NIC go out and we get the message:"A connection to the deployment share could not be made. Check Physical connection".We're sure that the physical connection to the server is okay because we're able to download the LiteTouch file from it, also we see a DHCP entry for the laptop. I'm not sure if this is a USB driver issue, as unplugging the docking from the USB and reconnecting it makes the NIC lights turn on for a brief period of time. Other USB devices seem to work just fine E.G: mouse, keyboard, ... Is there a special driver for the USB docking to work in LiteTouch?

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Hi, I just revieved my first lenovo product and have started trying to learn it. My SO has a pad she uses often (from wacom) and the pan that comes with it works like an eraser if you use the back end of it (where an eraser would be on a normal pen). Is the pen that comes with this computer not supposed to work like that? I thought I paid for a "pro pen" but this just seem like a normal pen where I have to manually select erase mode for it to do it...

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I purchased a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga L380 about a month ago. Within a months time the screen cracked. Please, don't ask how, I have no idea. All I know is that I opened my laptop while waiting for my son and noticed a crack that spread from the bottom out to the upper areas. I would like to purchase a replacement screen, but I am having the hardest time finding the part. Does anyone know where I can find this part and where I could get it. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad L380 Yoga M27.Oh, the machine is usable, a matter of fact I am posting this using the laptop.

A:Thinkpad Yoga L380 glass cracked

Have you tried parts lookup?  Sorry if you did this already.  Don't post you serila number here/online BUT if you input it at the below website it should provide the parts your laptop was built with.
 
Then you can buy at the Lenovo  Encompass store or other places.
 
https://lenovo.encompass.com/
 
 
https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-l-series-laptops/thinkpad-...

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Hello and I appreciate any advice,As stated, my L380 Yoga trackpoint only moves horizontally(Left and Right) it happened a couple days ago but I've been too bust to worry about it and now it just kinda makes me sad when I go to use it. No other issues with the devices, no physical damage, software seems to be up to date. I've tried uninstalling the device and re-installing from device manager and tried intalling the drvier from downloading also. I'm not quite sure what to do next. I do have warranty for RMA if necessary but thats more hassle than I'd prefer for now. This is the version of win10/bios I have: Windows: 10.0.17763 (Build 17763)Bios: R0RET36W (1.19)

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hello my 65w charger saddnly stoped working i tryed to see if other devices using usb type c can see it and they cant what should i do ?

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I just bought this laptop and I must say it is really not what i expected..So many faulty small issues. For instance, microsoft powerpoint and word does not always work when using in tablet mode, but switching it back to laptop mode and then back to tablet mode it works again.. I just wanted to close a ppt file but this machine couldn't even do that. Will never ever ever ever buy a lenovo again. absolute **bleep** company with an absolute rubbish website. I even had to google how i could post a message or just ask a question..  for anyone looking at this particular model, don't buy it. The screen flickers, settings are not saved that are supposed to be saved. things like ticking the 'show pen battery' on, doesn't even work all the time.. Who even designed and made these **bleep** laptops.. I thought thinkpads would be great but they are absolutely not worth your money

A:DO NOT BUY the Thinkpad L380 yoga (especially if you expect quality)

Yes, it's a terrible buy. There are many other problems with the model besides the flickering of the screen, the pen problem, the battery problem, the trackpoint problem, some have connection issues in certain circumstances, bleeding of white from the edges of the screen, and the list goes on. You can definitely not associate this with quality. The keyboard is nice though. Rest is a pos. 

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just bought my l380 yoga and i love it but when drawing in OneNote 2016, the bottom button on the pen the is set to erase in the lenovo pen settings doesn't do anything. Please Help!

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Hi all!I would like to know if any Lenovo L380 users have experienced audio lags? I am really beginning to hate the fact that everytime I listen to Youtube or any other website, I'd have to wait a second or two before I hear the audio. I hope that someone can help me with this problem. Cheers,JP

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Hi everyone,  I'm experiencing some weird things with my L380 Yoga. Since some days, when I plug in the 65W original charger, Windows gives me the notification "slow USB charger connected". Lenovo Vantage correctly sees the 65W charger and charging times looks normal (although I didn't properly check). On top of that, when I plug in the charger, the LED turns on and off randomly for the first minute or so (and also the charging icon in windows goes on and off accordingly), then it stabilizes and it stays on until I unplug the cable. Everything is updated, Airplane power mode is off. The laptop is not even a month old.  Thanks for the help!

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I'm facing a weird issue with my L380 Yoga. When it's plugged in on power, everything just runs slower. It doesn't have to do with CPU/speedstep/power options as I've already tried multiple configurations to no avail. Is anyone else facing the same issue of degraded performance when it's plugged in?

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